Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

I love warm, delicious soup in the middle of winter – and this wild rice soup is quickly making it’s way to the top of the list! With the fresh veggies and creamy base, it will warm you up from the inside out.

Related recipe: If you love this soup, try our Instant Pot version.

Serves: 6-8

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

With the fresh veggies and creamy base, it will warm you up from the inside out.

10 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced mushrooms
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup of cooked chicken, cubed
  • 1 4.3-oz package of long grain and wild rice & seasoning packet (I just used Rice-a-Roni)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups half and half


  1. In a large sauce pot over medium heat, saute celery and carrots in the olive oil for about 5 minutes. Add in the mushrooms and saute for another 2 minutes.
  2. Add the chicken broth, water, and chicken to the sauce pot. Bring to boiling, and then stir in rice (saving the seasoning packet for later). Cover and turn heat to low.
  3. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and then stir in seasoning packet until the mixture starts to bubble. Reduce heat to low and slowly whisk in flour, tablespoon by tablespoon, until it makes a thick paste. Slowly whisk in half and half until completely smooth. Continue cooking and stirring until it starts to thicken (about 5 minutes).
  4. Stir cream mixture into the broth mixture and cook until heated through (about 10 minutes).



377 cal


29 g


23 g


6 g
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5 Responses to “Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup”

  1. I created my own version of this a couple of years ago, and it is one of our favorite soups! I came across the soup at Panera Bread and loved it. One thing I add that I called the missing ingredient until I added it is potato soup. For the amount of ingredients you posted, I would add one or two small cans of cream of potato soup, according to preference. Try it! It does make a difference! Thanks for all the wonderful recipes by Six Sisters!

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